Poe vows to work harder after slide in SWS survey

By on January 15, 2016


Presidential aspirant Sen. Grace Poe (Photo from Poe's official Facebook page)
Presidential aspirant Sen. Grace Poe (Photo from Poe’s official Facebook page)

MANILA—Independent presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe vowed on Friday to continue reaching out to people even as she respects the results of the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey where she absorbed a two percentage-point decline amid her disqualification cases.

”I value the insights from public opinion surveys as an impetus to remain steadfast in my work and to continue reaching out to people to let them know about my platform and plans,” Poe said.

Based on the Business-SWS survey conducted last Jan. 8-10 on 1,200 respondents, Poe dropped to second place with 24 percent while erstwhile co-leader Vice President Jejomar Binay widened his lead with 31 percent.

Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte are statistically tied with Poe, receiving 21 and 20 percent, respectively.

”I also urge my supporters to help me spread the word that I remain a candidate for President in the upcoming elections and I am ready to serve the people,” Poe said.

Living up to her promise, Poe, along with her running mate, Senator Francis `Chiz` Escudero, visited Pangasinan province on Friday.

Poe is facing disqualification cases which her camp elevated to the Supreme Court after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) favored a petition to cancel her Certificate of Candidacy (CoC).

Last week, the SC granted Poe’s request for temporary restraining order (TRO), stopping the Comelec’s cancellation of her CoC. (PNA)